Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, Haines

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The Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve is a state park and wildlife refuge in the U.S. state of Alaska near Haines. Established in 1982, the park covers 49,320 acres (199.6 km²), mainly along the Chilkat River, with sections along the Klehini and Tsirku rivers.The preserve is home to the world's largest concentration of bald eagles. 200 to 400 birds live there year-round, with up to 4,000 observed during the annual Fall Congregation.The Haines Highway from miles 12–18 (km 19–29) is a popular viewing location.Further readingBugliosi, Edward F. (1988). Hydrologic reconnaissance of the Chilkat River basin, southeast Alaska: with special reference to the Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve. Anchorage: U.S. Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey.
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  • We took this excursion off of our NCL cruise ship. We took the same excursion in Sept 2018 and it was a nice sunny day. The views surrounding the river were stunning and and we saw many eagles. I... 
    We took this excursion off of our NCL cruise ship. We took the same excursion in Sept 2018 and it was a nice sunny day. The views surrounding the river were stunning and and we saw many eagles. I...  more »
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  • If you go in the fall, you can walk on the salmon and you don't need sunscreen as the eagles blot out the sun.
  • If you love eagles you will love this place.

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